What The DRM/KMS "Atomic" Push Is All About
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 8 February 2016 at 07:12 AM EST. 1 Comment
HARDWARE --
You have more than likely read about the atomic push by DRM/KMS drivers over the past few years. If you still are craving to learn more about it, here's the perfect opportunity.

If wishing to understand more about the DRM/KMS atomic driver conversion that's been taking place, Intel i915 DRM maintainer Daniel Vetter spoke at this year's Linux.Conf.Au about the atomic display drivers.

There are the PDF slides and the video at YouTube for your viewing pleasure. There are benefits for mode-setting, avoid tearing, improving the code-base, provide better support for run-time power management, and more.
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